The Footing

Posted on 1st November 2013 in News

Longbarrow Press is proud to announce the publication of The Footing. The Footing is an anthology of specially commissioned poems on the theme of walking, with substantial contributions from Angelina Ayers, James Caruth, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Fay Musselwhite and myself.  A beautifully produced 96-page hardback book, it is now available from Longbarrow Press at the special price of £11 inc UK P&P (RRP £12) for a limited period.  You can order the book securely (via PayPal) here:

City, country and coast (and the spaces in between) are the settings for these journeys; here, the act of walking is, by turns, exploratory, destructive, restorative, defiant, contemplative and devotional.  The poems and sequences in The Footing are The Strait (Angelina Ayers), Tithes (James Caruth), From a St Juliot to Beyond a Beeny (Mark Goodwin), Flights and Traverses (Rob Hindle), Three Night Walks (Andrew Hirst), my own poem Death and the Gallant and Breach (Fay Musselwhite).

The Footing is launched at The Shakespeare, 146-148 Gibraltar Street, Sheffield S3 8UB on Monday 25 November (7.30pm start; admission free, all welcome). The launch will offer unique presentations of the work in the book, featuring short films, readings, audio works and discussions. For more information about the book (including extracts, essays and recordings) visit The Footing microsite: